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Tarot cards have fascinated people since ancient times. Tarot readers through their explicit skills analyze the cards and enlighten you about the events that are most likely to rule your destiny. It's one of those devices of fortune prediction wherein you can skim the good things from the bad, which as a whole are connected to our destiny by some or other ways. The tarot reader reads the cards and guides you to move in the right track of life. People often have a misconception that tarot readers can foretell the future. This idea is absolutely incorrect as the arbitrarily packed cards only interpret your behavior, health and other relevant things capable of catalyzing your progress.

Tarot reading entails a great deal of patience, practice and expertise. You have to understand the significance and meaning of each card and then interpret correctly. Some calculations are also involved to find out the answers that a person wants to know.

List of Tarot Cards and their Meanings

A single deck of tarot cards contains 78 cards with symbolic pictures. The 'Major Arcana' contains 22 cards while the 'Minor Arcana' has 56 cards. The symbols in the cards are associated with emotions, events and situations of life. You have to pull a card according to the query and then read it judiciously.

The Major Arcana
The Card Upright Reverse
The Fool beginnings possibilities, pleasure, thoughtlessness, adventure, opportunity indecision, hesitation, injustice, apathy, bad choice
The Magician creativity, self-confidence, dexterity, sleight of hand,will-power, skill delay, unimaginative, insecurity, lack of self-confidence
The Empress development, accomplishment action, evolution inaction, lack on concentration, vacillation, anxiety, infidelity
The High Priestess knowledge, wisdom, learning, intuition, impatience, virtue, purity selfishness, shallowness, misunderstanding, ignorance
The Hierophant mercy, conformity, forgiveness, social approval, bonded, inspiration vulnerability, unconventionality, foolish generosity, impotence, frailty, unorthodoxy
The Lovers harmony, trust,romance, optimism, honor, love, harmony separation, frustration, unreliability,fickleness, untrustworthy
The Hermit inner strength, prudence, withdrawal, caution, vigilance hastiness, rashness,immaturity, imprudence, foolishness
The Chariot perseverance, rushed decision, turmoil, vengeance, adversity vanquishment, defeat, failure, unsuccessful
Strength courage, conviction, strength, determination, action, heroism, virility pettiness, sickness, unfaithfulness, weakness
Justice equality, righteousness, virtue, honor, harmony, balance false accusation, unfairness, abuse, biased
The Wheel of Fortune unexpected events, advancement, destiny, fortune, progress interruption, outside influences, failure, bad luck
The Moon Upright:double-dealing Deception, disillusionment, trickery, error, danger, disgrace trifling mistakes, deception discovered, negative advantage
The Sun accomplishment, success, love, joy, happy marriage, satisfaction loneliness, canceled plans, unhappiness, break ups
The Star balance, pleasure, optimism, insight, spiritual love, hope, faith disappointment, bad luck, imbalance, broken dreams
The Devil downfall, unexpected failure, controversy, ravage, disaster, ill tempered release, enlightenment, divorce, recovery
The Hanged Man change, reversal, boredom, improvement, rebirth, suspension, change false prophecy, useless sacrifice, unwillingness
Death unexpected change, loss, failure, transformation, death, bad luck immobility, slow changes, cheating, death, stagnation
Temperance temperance, patience, good influence, confidence, moderation conflict, disunion, frustration, impatience, discord
The Tower disruption, abandonment, end of friendship, bankruptcy, downfall, unexpected events entrapment, imprisonment, old ways, rustic
Judgment
or Rejuvenation
awakening, renewal, rejuvenation, rebirth, improvement, promotion, atonement, judgment disappointment, indecision, death, failure, ill-health, theft, worry
The World perfection, recognition, success, fulfillment, eternal life lack of vision, disappointment, imperfection


The Minor Arcana ~ Wands
The Card Upright Reverse
Ace of Wands profitable journey, new business, beginning, new career, birth, inheritance selfishness, lack of determination, setback
Two of Wands generous person, courage, patience, courage impatience, domination
Three of Wands cooperation, good partnership, success carelessness, arrogance, pride, mistakes
Four of Wands dissatisfaction, kindness, reevaluation new relationship, new ambitions, action
Five of Wands lawsuit or quarrel, courage, competition new opportunities, harmony, generosity
Six of Wands leadership, good news, success postponement, bad news, pride in riches
Seven of Wands stiff competition, victory, courage, energy advantage, patience, indecision
Eight of Wands new ideas, love, journey violence, quarrels, courage
Nine of Wands victory, good health, obstinacy weakness, ill-health, adversity
Ten of Wands pain, ruined, failure cleverness, energy, strength
Knight of Wands generous, journey, impetuous suspicion, jealousy, narrow-mindedness
Queen of Wands fondness, attraction, command jealous, revengeful, infidelity
King of Wands passionate, good leader, noble unyielding, prejudice, quarrels


The Minor Arcana ~ Cups
The Card Upright Reverse
Ace of Cups good health, love, joy, beauty egotism, selfishness, hesitancy
Two of Cups romance, friendship, cooperation violent passion, misunderstanding
Three of Cups fortune, hospitality, discovery hidden, overindulgence, pain, gossip
Four of Cups dissatisfaction, kindness, reevaluation, redemption new goals, ambitions, beginning
Five of Cups broken marriage,vain regret, sorrow, loss return, summon, hope
Six of Cups acquaintance, good memories, acquaintance, happiness friendship, disappointment, past
Seven of Cups imagination, illusion, directionless will-power, determination
Eight of Cups disappointment, abandonment, misery pleasure, success, joy
Nine of Cups physical well-being, hopes, security illness, failure, overindulgence
Ten of Cups friendship, happiness, life waste, broken relationships, quarrel
Page of Cups sweetness, interest in literature, gentleness poor imagination, selfishness, no desires
Knight of Cups emotional, romantic dreamer, intelligence idleness, untruthful, fraud, sensuality
Queen of Cups loving mother, gentle, happiness perverse, unhappy, gloom, over-active imagination
King of Cups kindness, willingness, enjoyment double-dealer, scandal, crafty, violent


The Minor Arcana ~ Swords
The Card Upright Reverse
Ace of Swords love, valiant, victory obstacles, tyranny, power
Two of Swords indecision, trouble, balanced unscrupulous, release
Three of Swords broken relationship, civil war sorrow, loss, confusion
Four of Swords temporary exile, strife, retreat social unrest, labor strikes, renewed activity
Five of Swords defeat, cowardliness, empty victory unfairness, defeat, loss
Six of Swords harmony, sorrow, journey obstacles, difficulties, defeat
Seven of Swords betrayal, insolence, unwise attempt counsel, helpful, advice
Eight of Swords weakness, indecision, censure freedom, new beginnings, relaxation
Nine of Swords desolation, illness, suspicion, cruelty unselfishness, good news, healing
Ten of Swords defeat, failure, pain courage, positive energy, good health
Page of Swords grace, diplomacy, dexterity, grace imposture, ill-health, cunningness
Knight of Swords strong man, braver, clever person troublemaker, a crafty, tyranny
Queen of Swords skillful, brave, clever, rush sly, keen, deceitful
King of Swords powerful, friendship, counselor obstinate, evil intentions, judgments


The Minor Arcana ~ Pentacles
The Card Upright Reverse
Ace of Pentacles prosperity, happiness, pleasure misery, greedy, money
Two of Pentacles harmony, new projects, helpful difficulty, discouragement
Three of Pentacles abilities, approval,effort, abilities preoccupation, ambitions
Four of Pentacles ungenerous, greed, miserly spendthrift, obstacles, earthy possessions
Five of Pentacles destitution, poor health, despair, loneliness employment, courage, revival
Six of Pentacles prosperity, philanthropy, charity, gifts jealousy, miserliness, unfairness
Seven of Pentacles development, re-evaluation, effort, hard work impatience, slow progress, investments
Eight of Pentacles employment, money, learning, trade void, no ambition, dislike
Nine of Pentacles solitude, well-being, green thumb caution, possible loss
Ten of Pentacles wealth, property, stability dull, slothfulness, misfortune
Page of Pentacles kindness,new ideas/opinions, scholar luxury, rebellious, bad news
Knight of Pentacles dull outlook, patience, animal lover, trustworthy carelessness, standstill, irresponsible
Queen of Pentacles thoughtfulness, intelligence, talents, melancholy mistrust, suspicion, neglect
King of Pentacles reliable person, steadiness bribes, materialistic, calm

You can now buy a pack of cards and try to understand the symbolism and the meaning by referring to the tables embedded in this article. You will definitely find tarot reading interesting once you have mastered the art. However, I would like to suggest you to take necessary advice from a professional tarot reader before reading the cards for someone.